Built-in Single Gas Hob
The main idea of the concept is to develop a line which can be contemporaneous, not over-designed, not cold, away from the standardized solution and flexible to be used in different markets with a strong technical innovation and performance.
For this particular item, we thought both to single users and to wider open space kitchens, small spaces and bigger spaces are therefore covered. Flexibility was the key factor for this product.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The cast-iron single pan support recalls a domino system. Each stove was entirely produced using cast iron, both for gas burners and countertop, and thought as a single unit, to give the consumer the possibility to personalize his own cooking top; for this reason they are particularly suitable for wide-open space kitchens. Moreover, its form allows different compositions and gives a high level of flexibility for any kind of kitchen where it is installed.
Thanks to the use of cast-iron, the intent to create a long lasting product preserving the environment was achieved. Its durability is therefore an additional plus.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Home Appliances Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
HOB, GAS HOB, KITCHEN, ARCELIK, BEKO, PATRICIA URQUIOLA
The main obstacle of this project has been undoubtedly the tight schedule which had to be covered in a very short time: from design processes till the presentation phase only a few months got by. Moreover the main goal was to harmonize apparently contradictory aspects: pure functionality and technical performance that had to meet appealing design.
Additionally, the Cast Line has been conceived to adhere to the Beko’s mission: to produce reliable and environmentally respectful home appliances which are durable, beautiful and with a strong functional design yet.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
ARCELIK INDUSTRIAL DESIGN TEAM and PATRICIA URQUIOLA DESIGN STUDIO
ARCELIK DESIGN TEAM & PATRICIA URQUIOLA, 2013.